Bering Strait Relay Swim

Russian Far East – US Events

Russian Far East Events:

Bering Strait Relay SwimBering Strait Swim – The Bering Strait Swim between Russia and America – July 2013

A 110 km relay swim in 41F/5C water, with swimmers from around the world attempting a historic crossing. Marks the 25th anniversary of the “Friendship Flight” from Alaska to Siberia. Read more…

International Summer School “Russia – Far East”, Vladivostok, August 5-23, 2013

The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok, Russia, one of the leading higher education institutions in the Russian Far East, is offering an International Summer School “Russia – Far East” with 3 study programs:
– Russian language and culture in the FEFU School of Regional and International Studies;
– Russian domestic and foreign policy with a focus on Northeast Asia with the FEFU School of Regional and International Studies;
– Archaeology of the Northern Pacific with the FEFU School of Humanities.
For more details and application, click HERE.

International Volcanological Field SchoolInternational Volcanological Field School, Kamchatka, Aug. 2-15, 2013

Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) offers a two-week field class in volcanology in cooperation with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) and the Kamchatka State University (KSU) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. For more details, click HERE.


RAPP Meeting, Vladivostok, September 17-18, 2013:  The 18th Annual Meeting of the Russian American Pacific Partnership. Read more…

Eco-Tourism Conference, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, September 24-26, 2013

The Kamchatka Regional Government will be hosting an international eco-tourism conference to promote eco-tourism on the Kamchatka peninsula. The conference will be an important international forum to educate and share experience about sustainable tourism. Watch for more details in our future Newsletters and on the website.

US Events

Big Wild Life Runs, Anchorage, August 18, 2013

The Big Wild Life Runs has been a staple event in the Anchorage community since 2008. Over the past few years, the race has evolved from a small running event into a major marathon affair attracting runners from all over the United States and across the globe. Organizers encourage runners from Russia to participate in the marathon. Read more…

International Tourism Fair, Anchorage, August 26-27, 2013

IFTAThe Russian Cultural Center in Anchorage, Alaska is hosting an International Tourism Fair in Anchorage 26-27 August, focusing largely on travel to Russia. Airline discounts will be available for registered exhibitors from Russia. Contact organizers for details. Read more…

The Russian-American Youth Summit (RAYS), Seattle, August 25-28, 2013

RAYS will bring together 100 graduate students and young professionals – 50 from Russia and 50 from the United States to institutionalize cooperation amongst young Russian and American leaders. Participants, all representing the first generation born after the end of the Cold War, will collaborate in specialized working groups to redefine the nature and scope of Russian-American youth relations. Read more…


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